30 March, 2020

Circle Semicircle

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Minimalist Photograph of a Yellow Circle and Blue Semicircle placed on a brown textured wall at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimalist Photograph of a Yellow Circle and Blue Semicircle placed on a brown textured wall at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.


These were handmade circular discs placed at the Entrance wall of Jawahar Kala Kendra. Actually it is a huge wall and it was decorated up to the brim.

All I could spot was a lot of clutter but at the same time I was tempted to carve out a few Simple Minimalistic shots. I kept thinking and thinking and thinking.

Then my eyes got stuck on these Two Circles. Yes Two Circles, the big Blue Circle and the Small Yellow one.

I thought why not use these to compose a Simple Geometry Minimal Art Shot. The problem was, that the Blue Circle was way too big for me to incorporate it with the Yellow one within the frame and create a sensible Photo Composition.

Therefore, I decided to crop the Big Blue Circle into about half and made it look like a Semicircle in the frame.

Then, I placed the the small Yellow Circle on the top left corner of the frame. This also made me show the interaction between the Two Geometric Shapes and to show some perspective. It also helped me leave some negative space in the frame, both between the circles and to the right of them.

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/7.1

  • Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-200

  • Focal Length: 60 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Colorful Squares Vs Light Triangle Minimalist Photograph.



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29 March, 2020

Colorful Squares Vs Light Triangle

Minimalism as Simple Geometry


A Minimal Art Photograph of a Colorful Squares Versus a Light Triangle, captured at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimal Art Photograph of a Colorful Squares Versus a Light Triangle, captured at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur


Right at the entrance of the Amphitheater at Jawahar Kala Kendra, there lies is this empty area.  There was a Music Festival the day I visited Jawahar Kala Kendra and these Colorful Squares were pasted everywhere, even on the Walls of the Amphitheater for decoration.

When I spotted these Colorful Squares against a White Backdrop aka the White Wall, it immediately struck me to shoot Minimal as Simple Geometry Photograph.

As you see in the Composition, I added a Light Triangle on the Left, to juxtapose the Colorful Squares. 

The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 24-105 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/7.1

  • Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-200

  • Focal Length: 78 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Colorful Squares Vs Light Triangle Minimalist Photograph.



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28 March, 2020

The Silver Plate

Minimalism as Less Elements


A closeup Minimalist shot of a silver disposable eating plate lying on a plastic chair at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A closeup Minimalist shot of a Silver disposable eating plate lying on a plastic chair at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur.


Most of the Artists that put up an Exhibition at Jawahar Kala Kendra, keep some food treats at launch day for the public.

This Silver Paper Plate was kept on a plastic chair by one of the attendees, after he finished eating.  He should have put it in the dustbin though.

Since, I had no other interesting subject around, therefore I made this everyday boring paper plate as my subject.

I went down on my knees and placed the plate in the center. Because I did not want too much blur or bokeh on the plate, so I shot this at and aperture of  f/10


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 100 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/10

  • Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-640

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the The Silver Plate Minimalist Photograph.



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27 March, 2020

Wall Edges Railing Shadow

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimalist Photograph of the Edges of a Wall at Jantar Mantar, Jaipur with the Shadow of railing falling on it.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimalist Photograph of the Edges of a Wall at Jantar Mantar, Jaipur with the Shadow of railing falling on it.


This is an area at Jantar Mantar, where one needs to climb down from the stairs. It is right behind the big Sun-Dial.

As they say, your position determines the kind of shot can you take in Photography. Therefore, I tried this unique position and I tried to create a few Look-Up Minimal Shots from down there.

I was on my Old Canon 600D crop-sensor camera with the 50mm lens mounted.

What I found interesting here was, that the Railing Shadow created a diagonal partition and a portion of the shadow on the right, created another partition.

And The blue sky with the wall edges in between. Could I ask for more?

NO - THIS WAS PERFECT. :)


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 600D

  • Lens: Canon 50 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/7.1

  • Shutter Speed: 1/1250 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 50 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Wall Edges Railing Shadow Minimalist Photograph.



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26 March, 2020

Black Cloth Triangle

Minimalism as Less Elements


A Minimalist Photograph of a Triangle like shape made by Black Cloth, shot at a Kids Carnival at Jaipur City.
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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A Minimalist Photograph of a Triangle like shape made by Black Cloth, shot at a Kids Carnival at Jaipur City.



This shot was taken at a Kids Carnival that I thought I should attend, not because that I wanted to get onto some kids rides, but to snap out some nice Minimalist Photographs.

The area where I am standing was behind the tents, away from the swings/rides. 

I spotted this cloth pattern and tried to make sense of it. 

Since I am trained to see shapes, I could spot a Triangle like shape made by the Black cloth. I proceeded to take a few shots to give the frame some symmetry/balance and shape. 

Also, if you see in the back, there is some Light and Shadow combination. That further helped me compose this better. 

There wasn't a literal subject available here. I created the Black Cloth Triangle by the way I saw the pattern and by positioning myself appropriately.



The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 600D

  • Lens: Canon 100 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/4

  • Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-100

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Black Cloth Triangle Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !

25 March, 2020

Bicycle At Amber Fort

Minimalism as Less Elements


Minimalist Photo of a Bicycle at Amber Fort - Jaipur
Photo By © Prakash Ghai
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Minimalist Photo of a Bicycle at Amber Fort - Jaipur


I was out on a Photowalk with a group of friends to Amber Fort Jaipur. This Black Bicycle against the Yellow Wall, caught my eye. 

There was also Light and Shadow effect on the wall and I was at an appropriate distance. To begin with, I was getting a lot of clutter and it was getting difficult to decide as to what to keep in the frame and what to leave out. I tried going close but then the Bicycle was coming out to be too big in the frame doing away with the Minimalist aspect of the photo.

Therefore, I stepped back and tried the classic way of placing the Subject according to the Rule of Thirds, bottom left of the frame strategy and let all else fall in the frame. With little adjustments here and there, it worked :) 

This strategy always works!!!

And Hey I forgot to tell you "India is now under 21 Day Lockdown due to the CoronaVirus" and today is my 1st Day under Quarantine and I decided to do a blogpost to take a break from all the Media Headlines. I guess I will be posting more photos now that I have more free time.

I wish all of you and your family the best of health and safety. Please wash your hands, take your vitamin C and don't forget to take some sunlight.


The EXIF Data of the Photo is as follows:


  • Camera Model: Canon EOS 6D Mark II

  • Lens: Canon 100 mm Prime Lens

  • F-stop: f/7.1

  • Shutter Speed: 1/640 sec.

  • ISO speed: ISO-400

  • Focal Length: 100 mm

  • Metering mode: Spot

  • Exposure program: Manual

Hope you enjoyed the Bicycle at Amber Fort Minimalist Photograph.



Thank you for your time. Have a Nice Day !